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Dr Who?

What have William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Richard Hurndall, Peter Cushing, Terry Marsh, Sylvester McCoy & Paul McGann got in common? Yep they are all stars who played the Doctor, but another name will soon be added to the infamous Role Call.

The new series will be written by a Self Confessed Doctor Who fan Russell T Davies, although the BBC has said it is far too early to discuss possible storylines, characters, villains or who might play Doctor Who – and no budget has yet been set.

Quote “However, we’re at the very early stages of development and further details, including casting, will not be available for some time.”

Read BBC News Article Here

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Modern Steam Engine?

I am currently watching a TV programme on BBC1 called “Fred Dibnah’s Age of Steam”. My crazy thought whilst watching it was the following.

This all our modern knowledge and technology, I can’t help but wonder what a Steam Engine would look like if it was designed and built today. How efficient would it be? Would modern material like Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, etc be used? Is there computer systems that could be used to design it? Or is this just too crazy? (Please give me credit if you ever do decide to design/build a modern engine and was inspired by my ramblings)

Time Capsules

My mind was wandering (Thanks to a BBC news article) just a few minutes ago back to the time I was going to my After School Play Group.

With the help of some local Police Officers, a number of Wooden Play Structures were built, but what I was thinking about was the Time Capule we buried under one of the Posts.

Have you ever been invovled in a Time Capsule project (reply to Guest Book)?? I remeber we added a Video tape, Music Tape, a Local Newspaper, Some Small toys (I think a Yo-Yo was there in thing then) and some other stuff, possibly a Plan of the Structure.